The authority on global travel, Lonely Planet launches Lonely Planet Food this September. Lonely Planet travel guides have been a staple of travel for over 40 years, with recommendations on the best places to dine and drink a reliable go to for travellers.
This isn't the first time Lonely Planet have published food titles with The Food Lover's Guide to the World, The Food Book, The World’s Best Street Food, The World’s Best Spicy Food and The World’s Best Brunches providing inspiration to foodies over recent years. Last year, Lonely Planet expanded it's stable of culinary titles, publishing the From the Source recipe book series.
The new Lonely Planet Food imprint brings these culinary offerings under one umbrella and there are new titles coming in September.
From the Source: Japan and From the Source: Spain will be available from September 7 offering foodies the world's most authentic dishes and recipes straight from the kitchens of the people that know them best.
From the Source: Japan comes at a time when Japan is one of the world's 'it' destinations and offers recipes from passionate local cooks sharing their region's classic dishes.
Stews and soups are popular in Northern Japan, along with local seafood specialities, such as salmon and crab in Hokkaidō. Tokyo’s modern cuisine blends tradition with flavours from around the globe. To the west, Nagano and the Japan Alps are regions of hearty mountain fare. Kansai boasts the country’s most refined cuisine in Kyoto, and the hearty, down-to-earth fare of Osaka. Western Japan is known for fresh fish all year round, while Okinawa and the southwest islands are known for pork dishes and a local cuisine notably distinct from that of other parts of Japan.
From tasty tapas to sticky stews and paellas, From the Source: Spain features Madrid’s famous seafood alongside the contemporary-meets-classic gastronomy of Basque Country and the fiercely traditional cuisine of Northeast Spain.
LONELY PLANET’S FROM THE SOURCE: JAPAN and FROM THE SOURCE: SPAIN
Published 7 September 2016 / 272 pages, full colour, hardcover / RRP: $34.99 ea.
(Also available: 2015’s From the Source: Italy and From the Source: Thailand, $34.99 ea.)